Teacher earns 'INSPIRE' award
LEXINGTON — Boyle County Middle School science teacher Mike Tetirick has been given an “INSPIRE” award by Lexmark International.
Tetirick earned the award after he converted his science classroom into a high-tech lab to foster real-world learning, according to a Lexmark press release.
Tetirick spent countless hours setting up the lab and redoing his lesson plans to integrate his new software into the classroom, according to Lexmark.
For winning the award, Tetirick will receive $1,000.
In order to be eligible for the INSPIRE award, a teacher must receive an online nomination as well as two reference letters from students, colleagues, parents, school administrators or community leaders.
For more information, visit www.lexmark.com.
Church hosts dinner buffet Saturday
St. James AME¿Church, 124 E. Walnut St. in Danville, will have an all-you-can-eat dinner buffet 3-7 p.m. Saturday at the church. The price is $8. The menu includes fish, chicken, meatloaf, vegetables, cole slaw, baked beans, macaroni and cheese and potato salad. Sodas are 50 cents. Pies and other desserts are $9 whole and $2 per slice. For more information, call (859) 236-3241.
HFH groundbreaking set for Sunday
Habitat for Humanity Mercer County will have a groundbreaking service for its new partner family, Annette Chapman, 3 p.m. Sunday at the site in Harrodsburg’s Quail Run Subdivision at the end of Pheasant Drive. The public is invited.
Show featuring Danville restaurant on TV Saturday
The “Secrets of Bluegrass Chefs” segment filmed at Mermaid’s Bistro in Danville a little more than a month ago is scheduled to premiere 7 p.m. Saturday on ABC.
Biking education event planned
The special event, "Danville-Boyle County Bike Across America," will be presented by Ernst and Andrew Crown-Weber 7 p.m. Monday at the Boyle County Public Library in the community room. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Boyle County Library Program and is in honor of May being National Bike Month.
With gas at $4 a gallon, human-powered transportation is looking better every day. Those thinking about bicycling for transportation or to decrease world energy demand will want to make sure to have the correct equipment and plans in place to make biking easier, safe and more practical. Ernst and Andrew Crown-Weber, owners of Danville Bike and Footwear, will teach how to gear up for what they call "functional riding."
Call the library at (859) 238-7323 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org at least 48 hours in advance if a deaf interpreter is needed.
The program is free and open to the public.
New motorcycle license tests begin Tuesday
FRANKFORT — The Kentucky State Police Driver Testing Branch will begin using a new rider skills test for motorcycle operator’s license applicants on May 1. Developed by the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, the new test is designed to better determine if operators possess sufficient safety skills for riding motorcycles in traffic.
The new test expands Kentucky’s current motorcycle skill test from two to four exercises, which must be completed on a closed course and evaluated by a KSP driver’s license examiner. The exercises include: left turn/normal stop; cone weave/right turn from a stop; quick stop and obstacle swerve. The changes apply to both two-wheel and three-wheel motorcycles tests.
Updates regarding the new test have been made to the Kentucky Driver’s Manual, which is available online at kentuckystatepolice.org under the Driver Testing Branch link.
KSP will offer a free, three-hour, classroom-based motorcycle safety seminar taught by a certified MSF Rider Coach 6-9 p.m. May 17. To register for the seminar, visit the www.kentuckystatepolice.org/pdf/registrationform_2012.pdf.